Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman
The Hubbard House was a safehouse for slaves who were looking to gain their freedom through passage of the Underground Railroad. This house was built around 1840 by William and Catherine Hubbard. Located right on Lake Erie, the house was a perfect place to hide slaves for a day or two until conditions were optimum for them to make there way to the beach and onto a boat that would take them to Canada. visit http://www.hubbardhouseugrrmuseum.org God Bless you William and Catherine Hubbard
"Song of the Free" is a song of the Underground Railroad written in 1860 about a man fleeing slavery in Tennessee by escaping to Canada via the Underground Railroad. It is composed to the tune of "Oh! Susanna".
How did music play a part in the Underground Railroad? How did slaves express forbidden feelings and desires, such as anger, resentment, or a longing for freedom?These are the essential questions explored in this short unit, which was taught in collaboration with the